You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Carly Oishi to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Carly here and get your tickets!
Carly Oishi is the co-founder of Miss Spoken and Solo in the 2nd City (RIP). During the day she's the director of financial capability services at nonprofit Ladder Up, an online grad student, and a C+ mom. You can read her musings at Oh Is She dot com.
What are your wishes for 2019??
1) Financial Health
As someone who literally gives free financial advice, I'm terrible with budgeting and savings. This year I hope to put some money away and start thinking about making big purchases like a house (!) I know, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2) Finding peace with my body
I've spent far too long hating how I look and this year I want to come to peace with that. So my goal is no longer necessarily around a number on the scale or size of pants, but being comfortable and confident in my clothing. And yeah, that'll probably mean dropping losing weight, but I want to do it in baby steps, making small changes and not "dieting." Seriously, this list is THRILLING.
3) Getting paid to write
I've been putting content out there for free for far too long. I know my ability is not up to snuff for compensation yet, but I'm going to work at it this year. I plan to hone better pitches and put myself out there more. Tied in with the first wish, having some extra income is never a bad thing.